James Michael Curley - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 21.625 W 071° 03.425
19T E 330598 N 4691843
Quick Description: James Michael Curley was Mayor of Boston, Congressman from Boston, and Governor of Massachusetts.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/10/2011 1:55:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMC920
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 15

Long Description:
There is a sit-by-me statue of James Michael Curley, by artist Lloyd Lillie, on Congress Street, along the Freedom Trail in Boston.

James Michael Curley (November 20, 1874 – November 12, 1958) was the son of Irish immigrants. He served four non-consecutive terms as Mayor of Boston: 1914-1918, 1922–1926, 1930–1934, 1946-1950. He also served two terms in the House of Representatives, 1911 - 1913, 1913-1914; and one term as Governor of Massachusetts, 1935 -1937.

Curley's became famous when as he was elected, in 1904, to the Boston Board of Alderman while serving time in prison on a fraud conviction.
His colorful career included an indictment for influence peddling in 1943. He won a fourth term as mayor of Boston in 1945; despite a second indictment by a federal grand jury, for mail fraud. In 1947, he was sentenced to 6–18 months on the mail fraud conviction and spent five months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, CT before his sentence was commuted by President Truman. He was defeated for mayor in the 1949 election, thus ending his long political career.
Location description: Congress Street, along the Freedom Trail in Boston

Statue's Subject: James Michael Curley

Artist: Lloyd Lillie

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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